“We kindle these lights to commemorate the miracles and the wonders”
הנרות הללו אנו מדליקין על הניסים והנפלאות
Above all, let us remember this: Sensible gun control is a religious issue.
The indiscriminate distribution of guns is an offense against God and humanity.
I have a bunch of blog posts brewing in my head, but felt like I couldn't write anything until I wrote about Newtown. But, what could I say? What can I say?
A few years ago, at a rabbinic meeting in Boston, we were asked to write a statement, which could be read in 30 seconds or less, about Judaism and the role we play as clergy. Obviously, the exercise was to force us to identify the essence of our religion in a clear and concise manner.
For parents of different faiths, December often brings holiday challenges. For divorced parents with joint custody, these challenges can be amplified.